Senior Kacia Anderson and Edgar Virgüez, Nicholas School ‘18 and ‘22, were chosen by the Young Trustee Nominating Committee and President Vincent Price as Duke’s next Undergraduate and Graduate Young Trustees, respectively, wrote Margaret Epps, secretary to the Board of Trustees and Price’s chief of staff, in a Tuesday email to The Chronicle.
The Board of Trustees will consider their nominations May 6, Epps wrote. The two Young Trustees will not officially take their positions until they are confirmed by the Board.
Virgüez is an energy systems engineer who is passionate about improving inclusivity in higher education. A Colombia native, he realized growing up that “one of the most important tools to heal [his] community was education.”
Anderson is a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native whose involvements at Duke have centered on building community around identities that are “close to home” for her. She said that if elected to the Young Trustee position, she would be committed to learning more about others and fostering partnerships and “[reaching] certain demographics in the student body that we aren’t really reaching.”
Young Trustees spend two- or three-year terms on the Board of Trustees. They spend a year as nonvoting observers and then are voting members for the rest of their terms.
Anderson and Virgüez did not immediately respond for a request for comment from The Chronicle.
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Leah Boyd is a Pratt junior and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle's 117th volume.